MOTHER'S CAKE - Creation's Finest

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock, Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: GAB | Autor: JV

A Rage-Against-The-Machine-Groove, lined with psychedelic guitars, mutates to a funkrock, bass dominated Red-Hot-Chili-Peppers-Part and is crowned by a vocal that sounds like a cross between the vocal acrobatics of Robert Plant and Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. "Creation's Finest," that sounds like a chocolate selection. So you can call what the three Innsbruckers present on their debut: twelve fine tracks as an assortment from their work, which move with never-ending energy through several decades of music history and various styles. Enormous dynamics alternate with psychedelic-bluesy passages, and an oriental guitar riff develops into a Hammondorgelwirbel ("Runaway"). Between two blues rock lumps ("Night And Day", "Realitricked Me") the three have packed a one-minute didgeridoo-dominated instrumental with the fitting name "A Path Down Under" (where they did a tour in February). The record thrives on surprise moments such as the aforementioned approaches to world music, a short excursion into classical music ("Pan's Requiem") or jazz sprinkles, on the courage to weave the unexpected into this colourful retro-psych-lues-rock carpet. The contribution of keyboarder Ikey Owens (ex-Mars Volta) fits in perfectly. He jazzes his way through the weird, two-part "Soul Prison", the most experimental number on a record that is truly not poor in surprises. But it also reveals the band's tendency to repeat passages until they are almost or more than exhausted ("Nobody", "I Like It") - a weakness on the one hand, but also an interesting stylistic device for one or the other song.

Top Track: Runaway

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